London Aldersgate TQ 34 84
London Aldersgate Street, London
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St Botolph Aldersgate is also known as St Botolph without Aldersgate. Situated: Aldersgate Street, London.

One report says that the old church was destroyed 1666, but another report says that it was slightly damaged in the Great Fire and repaired and a large portion of the steeple rebuilt in 1627. The second report says that, in 1790, the church was pulled down and a new one erected at a cost of 10,000, by Nathaniel Wright.

A third report says this was a medieval church that was rebuilt in 1754, and altered again in 1788-91 by Nathaniel Wright. The exterior is modest red brick with a small west tower. The well-preserved interior is late 18th century, with coffered apses and three dark wooden galleries with Corinthian columns. In the west gallery is an organ case of 1778; the east window of 1788 shows the Agony in the Garden. There are some monuments from the old church, and a simple monument with portrait medallion, by Louis Roubiliac, to Elizabeth Smith (d 1750).

 

  Picture Source Copyright Peter Buttle

Updated 05 March 2002

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